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Aug. 1, 2016 Tammy Duckworth: Drop in Veteran Homelessness is Important Milestone, Not the Finish Line Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 30, 2016 Published in ABC News- VA Spent Millions on Costly Art as Veterans Waited for Care Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman, and The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Senate Armed Forces Committee - Urging Inclusion of Fairness for Veterans Provision in Final Defense Bill Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 The Daily Caller - Hines VA will Shut Down its Cockroach-Infested Kitchen and Remodel the Whole Thing Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
July 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on MilCon-VA Conference Agreement Vote Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Expanded Availability Of Lifesaving Naloxone Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 Kirk for Senate Launches New TV Ad Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
July 8, 2016 Napolitano-Davis Veterans Hiring Legislation Becomes Law Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Missal, Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Kirk Calls On VA Inspector General To Open Investigations Into Mental Health Treatment in Illinois VA Hospitals Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Language to Protect Veterans Included in CARA Conference Report Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 New Legislation will Protect Veterans Credit Ratings Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 KFS Launches New Radio Ad -- "Settlement" Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 29, 2016 Walorski, Delaney, Hultgren, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans' Credit Ratings Rep. Randall Hultgren Mishawaka, IN
June 28, 2016 Kirk: VA Text Hotline Failures Are Unacceptable Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 25, 2016 Duckworth Avoids Testifying at Upcoming Trial, Settles at Taxpayer Expense Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 24, 2016 KFS Statement on Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 24, 2016 Taxpayers Deserve Full Transparency in Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement Talks Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 24, 2016 ​Ducking the Truth Series: The Deposition of Christine Butler Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 23, 2016 Reps. Yoho and Davis Continue Fight to Improve Benefit Claims for Veterans Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Ducking the Truth Series: Duckworth's "Screwed Up" Email Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 23, 2016 Rep. Bost's VA Accountability Bill Passes House Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Mcdonald, Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerns Surrounding the Spring 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 ​Ducking the Truth: A Series Highlighting the "Truth" That's Haunting Duckworth Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 21, 2016 Following Her Appointment at Hines VA, Tammy Duckworth Continues Work to Improve Care & Access Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
June 16, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Calls on Tammy Duckworth to Testify at VA Whistleblower Trial Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 16, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Calls on Tammy Duckworth to Testify at VA Whistleblower Trial Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 16, 2016 Kirk Protects VA Whistleblowers Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Senators Kirk and Cornyn Introduce Veterans Transplant Coverage Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Bost Bill to Clean Up Veterans' Food Services Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Kirk Meets with McDonald to Discuss Ways to Improve Care at VA Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Kirk Statement on DOJ Decision That Could Reinstate VA Official Fired After Phoenix VA Scandal Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 NBC Chicago - Poll: 63 Percent of Illinois Voters Say Duckworth Should Testify in Trial Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service Rep. Tammy Duckworth Elwood, IL
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service Rep. Bill Foster Elwood, IL
May 28, 2016 At Chicago Memorial Day Ceremony, Tammy Duckworth Pays Tribute To Our Nation's Fallen Rep. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 27, 2016 Schakowsky Statement In Honor of Memorial Day Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
May 27, 2016 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement in Recognition of Memorial Day Rep. Cheri Bustos Moline, IL
May 26, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times - Veterans Hospitals Continue Poor Care and Service Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 23, 2016 Duckworth Responds To VA Secretary's Disney Comments Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 23, 2016 Kirk Statement on Secretary McDonald Comments on VA Wait Times Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 The Hill - VA Secretary Comes Under Fire for Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 23, 2016 Davis Meets with VA Under Secretary Shulkin Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Va Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Lipinski Gets Amendment Passed to Expand Successful Job Training Program for Veterans Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 19, 2016 Fox News Politics- Vets Pleasing for Cleanup of Black Mold Festering in VA Hospital for Months Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Kirk's Bipartisan Bill that Funds Veterans Care at Record Levels Passes Senate Floor Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Duckworth Statement On MilCon-VA Appropriations Vote Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 19, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Bill Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 In Meeting With Secretary McDonald, Duckworth Secures VA's Commitment To Improve Care At Hines Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Kirk: Vets Shouldn't Have to Share a Plate with Roaches Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Durbin: Comprehensive Legislation To Improve Services For Veterans Introduced In Senate Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Kirk Legislation to Protect Veterans from Opiate Abuse Passes House Unanimously Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Associated Press - Illinois Senate campaign targets "war hero' veterans record Rep. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 11, 2016 Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016 Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
May 8, 2016 The Ottawa Times: Duckworth, Durbin Appear in Ottawa Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Duckworth Visits Chicago Non-Profit Helping Vets Transition into the Workforce in High-Skill, High-Paying Jobs Rep. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 4, 2016 Letter to Michael Missal, Inspector General, US Department of Veterans Affaris- VA Accountability Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger on Committee Passage of Veteran EMT Bill Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Fox News- Whistleblower: Cockroaches served in food at Chicago-area VA hospital Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
April 20, 2016 Bost Veterans Health Bill Receives Committee Hearing Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee - Testimony of Rep. Bost, Legislative Hearing Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Duckworth Calls On Congress To Honor The Promises Made To Our Veterans And Military Families By Opposing Cuts To The Post-9/11 GI Bill Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
April 14, 2016 Senate Committee Approves Kirk Bill to Fund Veterans, Military at Record Levels Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the US Department of Treasury - Central States Pension Fund Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Subcommittee Passage of His Bipartisan Bill that Funds Veterans Care at Record Levels Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
April 5, 2016 Kirk Named Senate Legislator of the Year by Disabled American Veterans of America Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
March 30, 2016 Duckworth Announces Nearly $5 Million For Organizations Fighting Homelessness In The Eighth District Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Hultgren Cheers McHenry County College's Humanities Federal Grant Award for "The Journey Home" Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
March 8, 2016 Rep. Duckworth: Let's Refocus Efforts on Needs of Working Families Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Hines VA Hospital Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to Linda Halliday, Deputy of the Office of Inspector General - A Demand for Transparency from VA Inspector General Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Our Veterans and All Taxpayers Deserve Transparency from the Watchdogs Created to Protect Them Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Durbin: Bipartisan Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Swap Heads to President's Desk Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 VA, DACC Land Swap Legislation Headed to White House Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Mikulski Joins Ernst, Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Bustos Passes Amendment in Transportation Committee to Give Veterans Hiring Preference Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Erica Jeffries, Director of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs - Protecting Student Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - Restore Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility to Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Other Active Duty Designees Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Durbin: As Interest in Post-9/11 GI Bill Grows It Is More Important Than Ever to Close For-Profit College Loophole Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the United States Army - U.S. Rep. McSally Leads Continued Effort To Reinstate WASP Eligibility At Arlington Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the United States Army - U.S. Rep. McSally Leads Continued Effort To Reinstate WASP Eligibility At Arlington Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2016 Durbin Continues Tradition of Hosting Illinois Service Members for Tomorrow's State of the Union Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Letter to Erica Jeffries, Director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs - Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Dec. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Preserve Tax Cuts to Grow our Local Economy and Strengthen Working Families Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Kirk, Hearing on S. 2291 VA Patient Protection Act of 2015 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Kirk Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
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